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Main reasons to let us help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Herne Hill

  • 1 The Herne Hill conveyancing practitioners that we work with are committed to providing value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Herne Hill
  • 2 No matter what any other sites may claim it may be important to visit your lawyer to execute legal papers. There are enough parties involved in a homemove without having to add the postman into the equation.
  • 3 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Herne Hill is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Herne Hill property lawyers work in partnership with Herne Hill estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept informed as to progress throughout
  • 5 You can gain comfort when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Herne Hill has a number to choose from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Herne Hill since July 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Herne Hill

What guidance do you have for searching for value for money conveyancing in Herne Hill?

First ask connections who they experienced using in the past and if they were happy with the service.

Second, search the web for conveyancing in Herne Hill. Phone a couple or more firms listed and ask them to send you their conveyancing quote and have a conversation with the lawyer who will handle the conveyancing prior tomaking your decision.

Option 3 is to use this site to help you find the right lawyers for you based on your personal requirements including location,deadlines, complications and who your intended mortgage company is. Do not be teased by ninety nine pound conveyancing in Herne Hill

I own a freehold residence in Herne Hill yet invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Herne Hill and has limited impact for conveyancing in Herne Hill but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be extinguished.

My friend advised me that if I am buying in Herne Hill I should ask my conveyancer to execute a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

A search of this type is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Herne Hill conveyancing searches. It is a large document of about 40 pages, listing and setting out important information about Herne Hill around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Herne Hill Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Herne Hill.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a quick, no chain conveyancing. Herne Hill is the location of the property. Can you offer any advice?

Flying freeholds in Herne Hill are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Herne Hill you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Herne Hill may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

In searching the internet for the words cheap conveyancing in Herne Hill it reveals many solicitorslocally. How do I determine which is the right conveyancer for me?

The preferential way of choosing the right conveyancer is through a trusted referral, so ask friends and family who have acquired a property in Herne Hill or the respected estate agent or financial adviser. Charges for conveyancing in Herne Hill differ, so it's sensible to request at least four costs illustrations from different conveyancers. Make sure that you clarify what costs in the quote includes.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Herne Hill. Conveyancing and Skipton Building Society mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1996. The conveyancing practitioner in Herne Hill who previously acted has now retired. Any advice?

The first thing you should do is make enquiries of the Land Registry to be sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is in fact the new freeholder. It is not necessary to instruct a Herne Hill conveyancing solicitor to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for less than a fiver. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without getting anywhere. Can a leaseholder make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Herne Hill conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

if there is a absentee freeholder or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to determine the price.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Herne Hill premises is 66 Southwell Road in March 2012. By Order of Deputy District Judge Stone dated 25 January 2012 a vesting order was made. The determination of the purchase price was referred to the Tribunal who decided that the amount payable for the freehold should be£29,612.00 This case was in relation to 3 flats. The unexpired lease term was 72.58 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Herne Hill regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Herne Hill but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • P M Hunter & Co, 145 Dulwich Road, Herne Hill, London, SE24 0NG
  • William Bailey, 150 Lordship Lane, London, London, SE22 8HB
  • Hepburns Solicitors Llp, Unit 1 Blackwater Court, 17-19 Blackwater Street, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8SD
  • Peter Thomson, 203 Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8RZ
  • Wainwright & Cummins Llp, 57-61 Atlantic Road, London, London, SW9 8PU

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Herne Hill

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Herne Hill practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • William Bailey, 150 Lordship Lane, London, London, SE22 8HB
  • Hepburns Solicitors Llp, Unit 1 Blackwater Court, 17-19 Blackwater Street, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8SD
  • Peter Thomson, 203 Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8RZ
  • Wainwright & Cummins Llp, 57-61 Atlantic Road, London, London, SW9 8PU
  • Glazer Delmar, 27-31 North Cross Road, East Dulwich, London, SE22 9ET

Planning law solicitors in Herne Hill regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Herne Hill specialising in planning law. This should include advice on special planning controls
  • William Innes, 56 Crescent Lane, London, SW4 9PU
  • Streathers Clapham Llp, 53 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7TG
  • Ricardina Bridges Ltd, 47 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1RH
  • Sibley Law Llp, Delta House, 175 - 177 Borough High Street, London, London, SE1 1HR
  • Deighton Pierce Glynn Limited, 8 Union Street, London, SE1 1SZ

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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